For our Good Friday service we heard about the meaning of this day. Traditionally it's been a day of mourning as we remember Jesus' death. We also mourn because of our role in his suffering; it was for our sin that Jesus died. But Pastor Kent Sperry also points out that, in a very real way, it's a day to rejoice. Jesus willingly gave himself so that we could be freed from our bondage to sin and death. Without this, without his suffering, we wouldn't have the hope that comes with Easter Sunday.